The Family Gamers Podcast
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How do gamers raise the next generation of geeks? How do you play games with your children without drowning in the monotony of Candy Land? How do you introduce your children to video games responsibly? Join Andrew and Anitra as they discuss gaming as a family with their three children. Listen to stories of their past, their successes and failures, and learn from their experiences. Mix this in with some giveaways, commentary about new stuff on the market, and a couple of interviews and you have The Family Gamers Podcast! If you're enjoying the show, please don't forget to leave a review, share with your friends, and subscribe!
||Clean68 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Four Frightfully Fun Finds For Halloween||We've been looking for games that capture some of the spooky feeling of the Halloween season, without being too scary or too difficult for younger children.||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean67 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Scream or Die Interview||We have a great Halloween-themed game to share with you this week. Dennis Michael Sawyers from Amber Palace Games joins us. His game Scream or Die is a family-friendly dice game for 2-8 players.Each player plays as a cute monster attempting to collect ...||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean66 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Dice, Dice, Baby! Our Top 3 Dice Games!||We’ve been doing dice game reviews, and we’ve got dice on the brain this week! Listen as Andrew and Anitra each list their top 3 dice games. What we’ve been playing Dairyman (review here) Scream or Die (currently on Kickstarter). Dr. Eureka Connect||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean65 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Boston FIG 2017||It’s our favorite time of year! We discuss our favorite games from Boston FIG, with special guest, Corey Lagunowich. Then, listen to interviews from the show floor with Andrew. Notable tabletop games Pitman by Wild East Games (in progress) Baon: The Ga.||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean64 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Meeples Like Me!||It’s been quite a week! We define a handful of board game terms (what’s a meeple?) and talk about lots of games we’ve been playing. Andrew describes his recent cooking experiment “FOR SCIENCE” and we share a big announcement!||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean63 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Potato Pirates with Aditya Batura||Aditya Batura is co-founder and CEO of Codomo Inc., a technology education group based in Singapore. They teach children about programming at an age-appropriate level, and wanted to bring that to a larger community. Enter Potato Pirates,||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean62 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Top 5 Games from Target||Sometimes you just need to buy a game in person, whether it’s because you don’t want to buy online or because you need to pick up a last-minute present. We share with you our top games that we found at our local Target store.||9/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean61 – The Family Gamers Podcast – After School Board Game Club with Liz||This time we have a special guest in the studio! Our friend Liz Kelley is a staff writer for The Family Gamers website, but she’s also a teacher. Since school starts this time of year, we wanted to talk to her about something special: she coaches the b.||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean60 – The Family Gamers Podcast – GenCon, or GenCan’t?||What We’ve Been Playing: Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime Robo Diner Purrrlock Holmes Set Windup War Qwingo Roll Player Batman Fluxx H.I.D.E. Potion Explosion Silly Street GenCon: Whistle Stop Our listener Nick M (@ShredDemon) tweeted us a selfie with||8/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean59 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Chris Anderson||This week’s interview is with Chris Anderson, a board game designer (Blue Cube Board Games) and host of The Board Game Workshop podcast. The board game design community is full of great people who really want designers to succeed.||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean58 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Camping Games||As we mentioned last week, we’ve been camping! We talk about several camping-themed games from Education Outdoors. We discuss how we set parameters for personal screen time for our oldest on trips: she can only use it in appropriate circumstances,||8/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean57.5 – The Family Gamers NOTcast||We are not here. We are camping! No electricity means no computers, no microphones, no podcast. We will be back next week with a great episode centered around games to play when camping, of course.||7/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean57 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Andy Geremia Redux||We interview Andy Geremia about his newest games: Brew Dice and Sports Dice: Baseball. We also announce the winners of the Card Caddy giveaway!||7/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean56 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Top 5 Games To Teach How To Play Games||We are all about teaching our kids (and others) to play games. But how do you teach skills that are integral to good game-playing: concepts like logical deduction, planning ahead, and making strategic choices? With games, of course!||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean55 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Chris Nichols, Card Caddy Inventor||We interview Chris Nichols, inventor of The Card Caddy, a plastic card case that also transforms into a discard tray.||7/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean54 – The Family Gamers – Top Games to Play Outside||On this episode, we discuss what makes a board game good for playing outside, like at a picnic! Notable games from the last two weeks: Bärenpark Problem Picnic Sports Dice: Baseball (in stores late summer) Good games to bring to a picnic Requirements.||7/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean53 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Marc Specter of Grand Gamers Guild||We interview Marc Specter, the man behind Grand Gamers Guild, and their games Pocket Ops, Unreal Estate, and Stroop. Their game Pocket Ops is finishing a Kickstarter today! Pocket Ops is a strategic deduction game based on tic-tac-toe.||6/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean52 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Origins and E3||Summer is on its way; some of the larger board game and video game events are happening this time of year. We talk about the news that interested us from Origins Game Fair and the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). School is out,||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean51 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Donovan Eberling and Jeff James||Donovan and Jeff are the architects of the new game Tournament of Towers, now on Kickstarter.||6/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean50 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Reflections, the meta-podcast||Welcome to episode 50! We’ve been doing The Family Gamers Podcast for quite a while, and thought we would take an opportunity to look back, especially at a few of our early episodes. What we’ve been playing Silly Street (we put pictures of the silline||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Getting Stabbed In The Face Is Better Than Candy Land
It's a great show about family gaming. From the first episode their professionalism is obvious. There is no fumbling for ideas. The cast gets to the point directly and do not try to fill time for the sake of a long show. Andrew and Anitra are exploring the ins and outs of family gaming and the responsibilities of being a parent.
Anitra's moxy comes through in the first episode - "Getting stabbed in the face is better than Candy Land." I need that on a t-shirt.
Andrew seems like a nice guy too...
Kidding aside, I am priviledged to have a little inside information about possible future episodes and I can honestly say if you like gaming and want to involve your family, this is a show you should listen to.
Yep, It's my kind of show. I can't wait for more.
Entertaining and informative
Great succinct podcast that is both entertaining and informative. The husband & wife team, Anitra & Andrew, do a great job of keeping on point and discussing the fun and challenges of gaming and families.
Great new podcast
Fun new podcast about gaming as a family. I've enjoyed every episode!